Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781447318675 Published June 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781447318668 Published June 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Sociologists’ Tales

Contemporary Narratives on Sociological Thought and Practice

Edited by Katherine Twamley, Mark Doidge, and Andrea Scott

Sociologists’ Tales

Edited by Katherine Twamley, Mark Doidge, and Andrea Scott

Distributed for Bristol University Press

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781447318675 Published June 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781447318668 Published June 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Navigating a career in sociology can be challenging, but as these essays reveal, it is also intensely rewarding. Sociologists’ Tales brings together the thoughts and experiences of key UK sociologists—many internationally recognized—as they reflect on why they chose a career in sociology, how they did it, and what advice they have for the next generation. After an introduction outlining the landscape, approach, and findings from these narratives, the collection is organized thematically, providing rare insight into the field and its importance. The first book of its kind, Sociologists’ Tales will appeal to students and young sociologists contemplating their future.
Contents

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Contributions from: Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London
Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds
John Brewer, University of Aberdeen
Judith Burnett, University of Wolverhampton
Michael Buraway, The University of California, Berkeley
Judith Burnett, University of Wolverhampton
Jocelyn Cornwell, Kings Fund
Mark Featherstone, Keele University
Anthony Giddens, London School of Economics, University of London
Richard Giulianotti, Loughborough University
Eileen Green, Teeside University
Eric Harrison, City University
Anthony Heath, Oxford University
Paul Hodkinson, University of Surrey
John Holmwood, University of Nottingham
Lara Killick, University of the Pacific
Gayle Letherby, Plymouth University
Carol McNaughton Nicholls, NatCen
Joe Maguire , Loughborough University
Claire Maxwell, Institute of Education, University of London
Berry Mayall, Institute of Education, University of London
Linsey McGoey, University of Essex
Rob Mears, Bath Spa University
Ann Oakley, Institute of Education, University of London
Ann Phoenix, Institute of Education, University of London
Yvonne Robinson, London Southbank University
Sasha Roseneil, Birkbeck, University of London
Liza Schuster, City University London
John Scott, Plymouth University
Daniela Sime, Strathclyde University
Bev Skeggs, Goldsmiths, University of London
Yvette Taylor, London Southbank University
Jeffrey Weeks, London Southbank University
Howard Wollman, Edinburgh Napier University
Kate Woodthorpe, University of Bath
Part 3: A list of sources for readers who are considering a career in sociology

Review Quotes
Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley
"What a delicious, down-to-earth collection of essays, offering exciting adventures in, through, and beyond sociology. They show how, deep-down, everyone is a sociologist but what a privilege it is to do sociology for a living."
Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University
“These excellent reflections on sociologists’ lives tell an often inspiring, sometimes sobering tale. A must-read for novices and seasoned scholars alike.”
John Hall, McGill University, Canada
“A remarkable book joining together the guilty pleasure of the higher gossip with genuinely powerful self-reflection—bluntly, hard to put down.”
Carmen Leccardi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
“While focusing on British sociology—and sociologists—this inspiring book takes stock of international debate on the discipline and its future. A brilliant celebration of sociology. Highly recommended.”
John Solomos, University of Warwick, UK
“A richly textured collection of reflections that provides a useful reminder of the potential for sociologists to contribute to a better understanding of our societies in these troubled times.”
John David Horne, University of Central Lancashire, UK
“A valuable collection for anyone interested in sociology; as a subject to study at school or university, as a field of research, or as a way of life.”
Claire Alexander, University of Manchester, UK
“A fascinating and wide ranging collection, the book weaves a rich tapestry of narratives which together tell the story of a very British sociological imagination.”
Jayne Kumi, Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College, UK
“Immensely beneficial for students studying sociology at A-level and for teachers attempting to enthuse their students to maintain a passion for the discipline.”
Y. R. Magrass, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | Choice
"Recommended."
British Journal of Sociology
“Sociology is not just a career or a discipline but a vocation and way of thinking, and Sociologists’ Tales conveys this movingly at a time of increasing university neoliberalism.”
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